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Highsmith Family History

Highsmith Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a smith, with the distinguishing epithet high, probably denoting one whose forge was at a higher location than another nearby smith.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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17,841 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,065 Military Records
389 Immigration Records
12,258 Census and Voter Lists
120,439 Member Family Trees

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Name Distribution of Highsmith Families

  • Number of Highsmith families
     62 - 122
     21 - 61
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Highsmith families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Highsmith last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Highsmith census records

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Highsmith Family Origin

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Highsmith Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Highsmith

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Highsmith Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Highsmith census records

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Highsmith Civil War Service Records

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